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    Intense Tracer- Good Match for Gooseberry?

    Flying out to Gooseberry later this year. My Tracer handles all of the technical stuff here in NJ- how about Gooseberry?

    Also what tires are good? WTB Mutanoraptors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molasses
    Flying out to Gooseberry later this year. My Tracer handles all of the technical stuff here in NJ- how about Gooseberry?

    Also what tires are good? WTB Mutanoraptors?
    My Blur hit the chainrings and cranks a lot on Gooseberry. Check your BB height versus the 1st gen Blur. If it's the same or lower, see if you can get something with more clearance for Gooseberry.

    Just about anything will bite on the slickrock that makes up the majority of Gooseberry. I've had good luck locally with Motoraptor 2.4's on my Moment, Weriwolf 2.5 front / Mutanoraptor 2.4's back on my rigid SS and Nanoraptor 2.1's on my Blur. Fatter tires with lower pressures tend to be best for Goose. I know people with Kenda Blue Grooves and Nevagals (?spelling) that swear by them as well.
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    I'd say your tracer will work just fine at Goose. In fact most any bike will have a good time out there. I ride both my Heckler, and VP Free out there all the time. Just depends on my mood, whether I'm hucking, or just hammering. As for tire selection, Bob is dead on. Any higher volume tire is best, as the whole ride is rock. I personally run Kenda Blue Groove, and Navegal combos, but most anything will stick well.

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    Perfect

    That's a great bike for Goose and Little Creek as long as you're not into the beg drops. Any bike that doesn't rely on chain tention to lock out the drivetrain is perfect on those trails.

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